IGNOU invites applications for information security programmes
18 June, 2012
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET) invites applications for PG Diploma and Advanced Certificate in Information Security. These programmes spread awareness about how to secure personal or professional data and prevent it from being hacked.
The last date to apply for the advanced certificate programme and the PG Diploma programme is July 30, 2012 with late fee of Rs. 200 up to August 14, 2012.
“These programmes aim to raise high professional ethics in the individuals and students towards providing information security and makes one competent enough to acquire the necessary skills and techniques to ensure protection against any infiltration,” said programme coordinator, Ms. Urshla Kant, Assistant Professor, SOVET, IGNOU.
The PG Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS) is a one year course with an exit option of PG Certificate in Information Security (PGCIS) after successful completion of first semester and 32 credits of worth. Students can complete this programme in a maximum period of three years.
The applicant should be graduate in B.Sc. Computer Science, BCA, B. Tech (Computer Science), B. Tech (IT) or Bachelor Degree in any discipline or its equivalent from a recognised University/ Institute with CIT/CIC/ACISE/CISE from IGNOU or a Certificate in Computer Science/Computer Application from a govt. recognized institute with a minimum duration of six months or studied Computer Course as part of the curriculum in Bachelor/PG Degree or bachelor degree in any discipline or its equivalent from the recognized university/ institute with one year working experience in computer application/ IT.
The Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE) is a six months course with an exit option of Certificate in Information Security (CISE) after successful completion of first three courses of 12 Credits.
“The programme has been designed to prepare the youth to experiment and learn the skills and techniques needed for providing protection and security to the information available in the virtual environment and to make learners both responsible and smart net users. The eligibility to apply for this course is 10th pass or its equivalent,” added Kant.
The application form is available in common prospectus which can be purchased from Headquarter, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi and regional centres of IGNOU and the same duly completed along with programme fee in the form of Demand Draft i.e Rs.8000/- for Ist semester of PGDIS and Rs. 4000/- for ACISE and attested mark sheets and certificates in support of the educational qualifications can be submitted to the concerned Regional Centre.